to show where cyprus is. russian energy companies the biggest of them all is offering to bail out cyprus in exchange for gas exploration rights, according to the media there. they put out a statement saying they are happy to do the bail-out. a very rich company. of course, it's in russia's interest to make the pitch. the gas discovers, natural gas and the fields underneath the eastern mediterranean sea are said to be huge. 120 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. 20 billion-barrels of oil. equal to that, or 20 times the inventory of our petroleum reserve. >> which makes this confiscation all the more ridiculous. number one, if you are aiming for the russian aladarks you don't tax deposits under i think it's $13,000, that is not going to hit them. it will hit tradesman in cyprus, number one. second, if you think you can cleverly take the money away from people who are semily russian gangsters, without some kind of let's say retaliation of some sort, russia is now essentially saying to cyprus instead of tale stealing our money, can you give us your gas about you have k have it.